Container train from China. A fast and cost-efficient alternative
Rail transport between China and Finland
Rail freight from China reaches Finland in about one month in normal circumstances. Rail transport can be an option when transit time by sea is too long but the high speed of airfreight is not required. Therefore, railway transport is often selected for high-value industrial and commercial goods, as well as for seasonal and promotional goods.
We use both direct railway routings from China to Finland and routings via Central Europe. Varova will offer the customer the most efficient alternative based on the size and type of the shipment and schedule requirements.
FCL and LCL
Both full containers (FCL) and smaller volumes (LCL) can be transported by rail. Containers are mostly 40’ HC containers. Very small volumes are usually better suited for airfreight because the minimum charge for rail cargo is for two cubic metres.
From China to Finland
Pre-carriage from the Chinese cities can be arranged by our local partner Ensign Freight who can also assist in documentation. For example from Shanghai 4-5 days should be allowed for collection, documentation and loading before cargo closing times at the railway terminals.
From Finland to China
Varova will also arrange your export shipments to China. Our railway team will assist you with the procedures.